Right now, diabetes is the UK’s biggest health threat. The scale is huge; more people are affected by diabetes than cancer and Alzheimer’s combined. And the number is rising – someone is diagnosed with diabetes every two minutes.
But it still isn’t taken seriously enough and it’s often misunderstood. If not managed well, diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2 – can lead to devastating complications, like blindness, amputation and organ failure.
It’s time for everyone to take diabetes seriously. For the people living with diabetes, for their friends and family, for today’s children and for future generations. It’s time to stop the rising numbers of Type 2 diabetes and reduce the number of people who face life-changing complications because of their diabetes.
Moving more and eating better is top advice for everybody, whether you’ve got diabetes or not. But a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring or hard work. That’s why Diabetes UK is so excited to be a part of VitalityMove. Together we want to prove that getting active can be fun and that it’s something everybody can do.
Know your risk
Finding out your risk of Type 2 diabetes only takes a few minutes. It could be the most important thing you do today. Click here to find out your risk.